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NTFS partition - SOLVED -

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NTFS partition - SOLVED -

#1 Postby mx65 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:43 pm

How do I mount an NTFS partition without entering a root password in MX linux 17? :alien:
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Re: NTFS partition

#2 Postby Richard » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:43 am

You have to specify it in /etc/fstab.
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Re: NTFS partition

#3 Postby asqwerth » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:07 am

Run Disk Manager, mount the nfts partition by clicking on the checkbox on the left, ensure the driver displayed for said partition is ntfs-3g instead of ntfs. If not, select edit option in Disk Manager and change to correct driver. Then save the settings and close disk manager. Reboot and it will be automounted for normal use.

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Re: NTFS partition

#4 Postby penguin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:50 am

Have a look in this site. Easy and elegant way.

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https://linuxnewbieguide.org/how-to-read-and-write-to-windows-ntfs-drives-as-any-user/
Maybe you find it interesting.

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Re: NTFS partition

#5 Postby balarm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:31 am

If the partition is internal you can use MXtools >Mx utilities check enable internal drives
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Re: NTFS partition

#6 Postby mx65 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 am

Thanks balarm, I did not know that option in MX tools :happy:

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Re: NTFS partition

#7 Postby balarm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:50 pm

Please, edit your initil post and write SOLVED.
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Re: NTFS partition - SOLVED -

#8 Postby surya88 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks, this helped me too. I have a 2 TB disk formatted in NTFS and used as a data drive for both the MX and Windows 10 installations. All of a sudden today, the 2 TB would be mounted and the folders in the drive shown with locked symbols even though right click - > Permissions showed that the logged (non-root) user had permission to read and write to the drive and folders. It didn't behave this way previously. Following instructions on this thread I ran Disk Manager and even though it showed the drive as ntfs-3d, I rechecked it and then it mounted fine and now allows the logged in user to write to the folder. This is a somewhat mysterious and inconsistent behavior.


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